Book 2, Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair from 955 AD to 975 – Edwy the Fair
It is not clear whether Odo is chargeable with the deed, but that it was congenial to him is manifest from the terms in which it is spoken of by his monkish encomiasts and apologists. Soon afterwards Edwy died, either from grief or by assassination, being only nineteen years of age, and was followed by his brother Edgar, usually styled the Pacific, from the circumstance of no war having occurred during his reign. His disposition rendered him more acceptable to the priestly party than Edwy had been, and in his time the hierarchy attained to a position and influence which it had never attained before in England, and the effects of which were so important as to merit special reference.
Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair
Edgar the Pacific
Chapter 8, Origin of Monasteries in England
Chapter 8, Dunstan
Chapter 8, Archbishop Dunstan and the Clergy
Categories: Book 2